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Friday's Dump & Chase: Black Sweater Friday

I think we all agree Black Friday is stupid. So is the black hockey sweater. Specifically the Kings, Sharks, and Islanders. The black Kings home sweater should be black on purple, not all black; it's about color schemes. Thankfully the Sharks are sending their black third jersey to Mordor in Febraury because it's been hiding their amazing solid teal sweater in the playoffs. But I'm most upset about the Islanders. Their iconic blue and orange that endures from the 70's and 80's should be worn like a badge. They should wear it like the Bruins yellow and black (not ALL black, it's about color schemes) or the Rangers red and blue. Alternates or not, black sweaters are lifeless money grabs and take some of the aesthetic out of the game. And after all, the Oakland Raiders wear all black. You wouldn't want to look like the Oakland Raiders, would you? I didn't think so.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays basketball then is frozen in carbonite, friend puts Kings sweater on him.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays basketball then is frozen in carbonite, friend puts Kings sweater on him.
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